The old man: “No matter however hard I try, I never get a close shave. The
bristle in my hollow cheeks always gave me a feeling that it was an incomplete
Barber replied: “Don’t worry, sir, I’ll give you the cleanest shave you’ve ever
The old man sat down in a chair.
The barber after lathering his face gave him a small wooden ball and told him
to put it in his mouth.
When Barber was shaving his right side of the face, he told him to move the
ball towards his right cheek.
He continued to shave, after some time he said now moved the ball towards
his left cheek.
The whole process continued until the shaving was completed.
Barber moved his hand all over the face of the old man, he seemed quite
happy and satisfied and told him, he could take out the ball from his mouth.
The old man to check his shave, moved his hand all over his face and
He returned the wooden ball to the barber and gave him a generous tip.
As the old man was leaving, he casually inquired: “I’m just curious if
someone accidentally swallowed the ball, what would you do?”
He responded with a subtle smile: “Sir, don’t worry, such things do happen
quite often, but they return the ball the next day. The ball that you have used
today, was returned to me last evening.”
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